Public Interest Law Classes

The Public Interest Law Concentration was changed in 2013. We are still accepting applications for the old Public Interest Law Concentration (with selected emphases) through May 2014. 

  • Credits for concentration: 18
  • Grade point average in concentration courses of 2.5 is required in order to obtain the Concentration
  • Recognition: Certificate and transcript notation or Certificate with Special Emphasis and transcript notation
  • To receive the concentration, you must submit an application during Spring Semester of your graduating year. Applications are due by April 1 of your graduating year.

Required Courses (minimum of 8 credits)

  • Administrative Law
  • Public Interest Law and Practice (year-long course; limited enrollment; special application procedure)

Electives (minimum of 9 credits)

  • Antitrust
  • Civil Rights Theory Seminar
  • Discrimination Law and Diversity
  • Employment Discrimination
  • Employment Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Federal Courts
  • Human Rights Advocacy
  • Immigration Clinic I
  • Immigration Clinic II
  • Immigration Law
  • International Human Rights
  • Legislation
  • Legislation in the Modern Administrative State
  • Public Interest Law Clinic
  • Public International Law
  • Remedies
  • Securities Regulation
  • Transitional Justice and Responding to Mass Atrocities
  • Veterans Clinic
  • Work, Welfare, and Justice

Note: Please plan carefully. Some courses have prerequisites. Courses may not be offered each year. Some courses and clinics have limited enrollment.


Law Student Affairs
Warren Hall, Room 218
Phone: (619) 260-4651
Fax: (619) 260-7715


M,T,Th,F: 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
W: 9:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.